What is Islam

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What is Islam

Islam is a monotheist religion that aims to promote the morality and spirituality of the self and to improve the collective livings of the societies morally, socially, economically, politically and financially. To achieve this goal, there are pillars of Islam should be obeyed by every Muslim because Allah has ordained them upon the believers. The major pillars are the five daily prayers, fasting the month of Ramadan, pilgrimage to Mecca, Zakat (alms giving) and khums (one-fifth of the net profits).

As it appears in its Arabic etymology, Islam is intertwined with the peace which it is one of Allah’s 99 attributes. The Prophet of Islam is Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) and the holy book is Quran. Prophet Muhammad is the final Prophet sent by Allah to the humanity to transmit the values of mercy and justice. In this vein, Islam believes in one and only one Allah and the Day of Judgement.It also believes in all Prophets (peace be upon them) preceded Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), including Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus, and thus it recognises their messages. Islam is a call against corruption whatever its sources are. It calls Muslims to behave honestly and to be productive in their societies in order to be a good representative to their religion. In Islam, there are different sects and each sect has its own interpretation of Sharia Law.

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